Start/Stop/Continue Exercise StepsThe process is simple:
- Have the group sit together at a table. Pick someone to be the subject of the feedback. Everyone will go one-by-one to give feedback on what the individual needs to stop, start, and continue doing.
Then, the subject gets to answer the feedback by stating what they need to personally do in order to drive plan achievement.Or
If the group is not at the point of their communication journey where they can have that open discussion, each team member can give their feedback anonymously.
In this case, each participant will write feedback for the others.
Next, the results are consolidated and handed out.
Every team member will report on the feedback they’ve been given. They will state what their intentions will be to improve.
2. Next, individuals can use their feedback to set annual goals based on what others told them what to stop doing, start doing, and continue doing. Again, annual goals are aligned to the plan.
- This exercise can be repeated as many times as needed throughout the year. We recommend doing it before the business plan is deployed to ensure alignment.
Setting Your Team Up for SuccessOther benefits of Start/Stop/Continue:
- This team building exercise revolves around the idea of each co-worker helping one another achieve success. This will engender trust within the workplace and will lead to a culture of growth.
- Doing this activity within a group setting helps each individual hear other’s input. Similarly, they will have an understanding of what each person thinks.
- This workplace activity will form an alignment between staff and the business plan. This will increase the chances of achieving the plan.
- As each participant buys-in to the activity, the entire team will be focused on improving and growing the business.